Michaella Shannon, a member of Frog Lake First Nation, is a television host and personality, actress, model and facilitator.
Previously titled Miss Teen Saskatchewan 2014, placing in the Top 5 of Miss Teen Canada, she now is the host of APTN television series The Other Side. She can also be seen on the television series Rabbit Fall, CityTV animation series Space Stretch, as well as the 2019 Spring Campaign for Nordstrom which will be on TV, billboards and advertisements across Canada.
Michaella has modeled in New York Fashion Week, London Fashion Week, Vancouver Fashion Week, Indigenous Fashion Week, and the NBA All-Star Weekend Fashion Show in Los Angeles. She has done photo shoots for numerous designers, companies, and magazine covers.
Although Michaella spends a majority of her time in the fashion, film, and media industry, her true passion lies in helping her community. During National Addictions Awareness Week, and at other events, she facilitates workshops on alcohol and drug abuse and their close relationship to suicide. This topic is important to Michaella because she has experienced the death of both her eldest brother and sister. Michaella facilitates workshops for young women on reproductive health and self-esteem. She speaks to students about the effects of bullying, decision- making, and overcoming negative experiences. She has been called to speak at national conferences like “Honoring our Strengths” in Ottawa, ON.
Michaella spent two years in the ABJAC (Aboriginal Justice and Criminology) program at the U of S studying sociology. She spent two years as a peer mentor to first-year students at the U of S and sat as a youth participant on the technical working group of National Aboriginal Youth Suicide Prevention Strategy (NAYSPS) program. Michaella is a brand ambassador for SheNative and Manitobah Mukluks and is a strong advocate for her Indigenous community.
She is also a seasoned jingle dress dancer and travels the pow-wow circuit.